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Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Feb. 15

on February 7, 2013 - 9:47am

COALITION News:

The next meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is schedule for 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St., in Santa Fe.

The Coalition is comprised of Los Alamos County, City of Espanola, City of Santa Fe, County of Santa Fe, Town of Taos, County of Taos and the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.

The Coalition proactively addresses issues of the neighboring cities, counties and pueblos directly affected by Los Alamos National Laboratory site activities.

By working together, the governments are better poised to define the public

Udall Issues Statement on Sally Jewell's Nomination for Interior Secretary

on February 7, 2013 - 9:46am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Under consideration for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following statement Wednesday after President Obama nominated Sally Jewell:

"Sally Jewell is a unique and exciting pick to head up the Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she would bring to the position an array of skills from her business background in energy development and as the CEO of a wildly successful outdoor outfitter.

"I look forward to meeting with her as she works through the nomination process and learning more about her personal

NMPW Offers Scholarships in Journalism

on February 7, 2013 - 9:44am

NMPW News:

New Mexico Press Women invites students to apply for three higher education scholarships offered this year, open to students regardless of gender.

Main criteria for the awards are career potential and financial need, although scholastic standing is a consideration. The deadline is Friday, March 22.

NMPW offers a $2,000 Cary Herz scholarship to students studying photojournalism. This scholarship will be awarded to the student whose photojournalism best reflects Herz’s work.

Before applying, students are encouraged to become familiar with her work, especially her final project,

Search Continues for LANB Bank Robber

on February 6, 2013 - 10:05am

FBI News:

The FBI released the following information a few moments ago:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank branch at 77 Rover Blvd. in White Rock Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’4” tall, and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray hooded sweatshirt. She also had on winter gloves.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the

Hearing on Election Problems Set for Feb.9

on February 6, 2013 - 9:53am

STATE HOUSE News:

SANTA FE – Voters will have a chance to express their concerns about the election process during a special hearing by the House Voters and Election Committee and the Senate Rules Committee.

Many complaints have been aired about the 2012 General Election and they have resonated loud and clear. House Voters and Election Chair Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, D-Doña Ana County says, "New Mexicans deserve better ... Our voting system should be free, fair, and accessible for all New Mexicans."

Garcia says, “Keeping faith with our democratic values means we should ensure that all

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Luján Encourages Tech Transfer; Oversight of National Labs

on February 6, 2013 - 7:03am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District submitted the following statement into the record Tuesday during the House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-up of the Committee's oversight plan for the current Congressional session.

"Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the inclusion of 'management and operations issues at the Department of Energy' within the Committee's Oversight Plan for the 113th Congress.

"As Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is located in my district in Northern New Mexico, I am particularly interested in the

LANL Presents 'Lifetime Achievement Award' to Rep. Nick Salazar

on February 5, 2013 - 5:52pm

LANL Executive Director Rich Marquez presents Rep. Nick Salazar with 'Lifetime Achievement Award.' Courtesy/LANL
  • Rep. Salazar Longest Serving House Member

SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Laboratory presented Rep. Nick Salazar, D-Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba and San Miguel counties, with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at a breakfast Jan. 30 in Santa Fe.

Salazar received the highest honor recognizing his profound and significant contributions during his 63 years of service, which include expanding opportunities for research and development, small business and minority business development,

FBI Releases Photo of Suspected Bank Robber

on February 5, 2013 - 5:12pm

Photo of suspected bank robber demanding cash from a teller this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank, 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock, today, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'4" tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hoodie and a gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves.

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